'Rachels Challenge'

Rachel Scott
Rachel Scott

The message of one very special girl was heard throughout Canyon High school today.

 "Rachel's Challenge" a positive outreach program, honors Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School massacre. 

Today former Texas Tech quarterback and Hereford native Cody Hodges was Rachel's voice.  

Her love for her friends and message of tolerance towards others is the focal point of the "challenge".

"Just looking at the pictures I wasn't there but it was very real, very graphic, and it made me feel a deep sorrow and a deep pain, and at the same time a great joy."

Hodges hopes that by teaching compassion and understanding to students, the nightmare of Columbine will never have to be relived.